The Elderly and Alcohol Abuse
Depressed seniors sometimes self-medicate with alcohol. Because seniors are also often isolated, the problem may be hidden from caregivers and friends. Find out how to get help for an elderly person who is abusing alcohol.
Articles About Elderly Alcohol Abuse
- Alcohol and the Elderly Update
With the help of non-alcoholic beverages, Charlie's drinking habits have been reined in, yielding positive effects. That doesn't mean there haven't been some bumps in the road along the way, though.
- Alcohol and the Elderly
Charlie drinks wine to drown his sorrows, making his dementia worse and causing him to fall. But things have changed for the better since I decided to put my foot down.
- Alcoholism and Elders: Watch for the Signs
Signs and symptoms that a senior could be an alcoholic and how to prevent alcoholism in an elderly loved one. Alcoholism is often overlooked in the elderly. Not recognizing an elderly person has a problem can lead to severe health issues and endanger others.